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Thinking of Angus

Rummaging through my old hard disk drive for some photographs, I came across this image of Angus posing with our friend Vijay in Triund. Here is Angus, standing on a lower ground so that he doesn’t tower over Vijay and leans on Vijay’s broad shoulder looking into the camera. I must have taken it in … Continue reading

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Kaushik Barua on Windhorse

Kaushik Barua’s first novel Windhorse is a fictional account of the Tibetan armed struggle against China. Through the lives of two Tibetans – one born in Tibet and witness to Chinese atrocities, and another, born in exile – he tells a modern tale of identity crisis that many young exile Tibetans face today, and of … Continue reading

Better Gun than God

By Bhuchung d. Sonam When a posse of the occupying People’s Liberation Army shot dead his root lama in the middle of the Kyichu River on 10 March 1959, Jedung Jampel Lekmon joined a small underground resistance group in Gyangtse, a strategic town in central Tibet. His group soon joined Chushi Gangdruk and engaged in … Continue reading

Remembering Dorjila

He was simply known as Dorjila, and when he died in the early hours of Thursday morning, not many knew his full name or how old he was. His presence in the corridors of the Tibetan Children’s Village School for the past three decades had been taken for granted. He never missed a day of … Continue reading

Walking in the Silence

Korean photographer Oh Chulman displays his black and white photographs from his month-long walk in Ladakh and Zanskar at Moonpeak Espresso. The exhibition is open from 8am to 8pm everyday from October 26.

With Angus

Thursday, March 14 was Angus’s birthday. We had a lively evening with friends at Moonpeak where everybody enjoyed coffee and chocolate cake. Many of us shared our memories of him. Marnie, Angus’s sister was with us and met many of his friends for the first time. A copy of Angus’s 1994 book The Five Foot … Continue reading

Remembering Angus

I remember first meeting Angus when he sauntered into my office at the Australian High Commission in New Delhi back in 1990. There was none of the formidable security that guards the building today. But I doubt that the formalities that go into making appointments with diplomats would have deterred him. For me Angus was … Continue reading

Travel on Angus

Angus McDonald (1962-2013) With great sadness we announce the passing away of the co-founder of moonpeak, Angus McDonald. He died of a heart attack while traveling in Burma. Angus had been undergoing treatment for pancreatic cancer which was diagnosed in March 2012, days before his fiftieth birthday. Writer, photographer, traveler, teacher and entrepreneur, Angus filled all … Continue reading